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Eunice Quedens (Arden Eve)

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Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

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1908 - Born in Mill Valley, California on the 30th of April.

1934 - Eve Arden's Broadway debut came, when she was cast in that year's Ziegfeld Follies revue.

1937 - Her film career began in earnest when she appeared in the films Oh Doctor and Stage Door.

1939 - She also performed some acrobatics while trying to steal a wallet from Groucho Marx in the Marx Brothers film At the Circus.

1946 - She became a regular on Danny Kaye's short-lived but memorably zany comedy-variety show.

1945- Her many memorable screen roles include a supporting role as Joan Crawford's wise cracking pal in 1945's Mildred Pierce, and James Stewart's wistful secretary in Otto Preminger's then explicit murder mystery, Anatomy of a Murder.

1948-1957 - Arden portrayed the character on radio as well as in a television version of the program.

         - Arden won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March.

         - She was also a hit with the critics; a winter poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne.

         - Arden tried another series with the eponymous The Eve Arden Show, but it was cancelled after only a few episodes.

1967-1969 - Arden also co starred with Kaye Ballard in the situation comedy The Mothers in Law, which was produced by her old friend Desi Arnaz after the dissolution of Desilu.

1960 - She was one of many stars to take on the title roles in Hello, Dolly! and Auntie Mame.

1967 - She won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.

1978 - She became familiar to a new generation of film-goers when she played harassed Principal McGee in both Grease and Grease 2, as well as making appearances on such television shows as Alice and Falcon Crest.

1985 - She appeared as the wicked stepmother in the Faerie Tale Theatre production of Cinderella.

1990 - On the 12th of November, she died of advanced colorectal cancer and heart disease at her home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 82, and is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

1995 - Arden also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard. She was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.













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